Thursday, October 17, 2019


Today has been a good week! Nothing crazy has been going on but I got a lot done and checked off to-do list items left and right!

We are headed to my fiancé's family's house on Saturday for the day/night! Next weekend, though, we have 0 plans and I am so looking forward to it. We have had SO many weddings and things going on that our weekends have just been go, go, go lately! And after the 10/25 weekend, we don't have a single weekend free until 12/20 haha! All really fun things, though, and it's just the season of business!

I know I will start to feel overwhelmed so I've started to look into outsourcing a few things... most importantly a cleaning service/maid. I actually don't mind cleaning at all and enjoy the accomplished feeling of a clean house. I have always cleaned everything on my own for as long as I can remember so hiring a maid seems a little like a defeat but at the same time, I think it will bring both me and my fiancé a little sanity during this busy time and help us to focus on more important things. The difference between cleaning a home and an apartment is way more than we both imagined and it's not lost on me that I am fortunate enough to be able to hire the help I need.

Last Thursday, we sent out our Save the Dates and it has been so fun to get texts from friends and families saying that they have received them and love them! I will share them with all of you next week! Speaking of correspondence, we are also about to order our holiday cards. I debated on whether or not to send them out this year as a couple, but since we already have everyone's addresses neatly organized and this will be our only engaged holiday season, I figured why not! It will be fun to look back on them years from now and remember this exciting time. I'll share them with you eventually!

Wearing: How pretty is this dress?! It's the perfect mix of classic and fun but what I love about it most is that the collar is removable. Seriously. So it can be a mock neck or a crewneck and it definitely changes the look! It runs true to size- I am wearing a size 2. The top is a little more fitted but the bottom is very a-line and is roomy! I also love this burgundy cocktail printed dress (only $60)- it reminds me of the above dress but I love the leopard look to it!

Eating: This cabbage roll soup is a recipe my sister sent me and I am going to make it ASAP. I love cabbage and this recipe sounds absolutely delicious! Such a perfect dish for a cold fall night!

Reading: Love this article about ceramic Christmas trees. We have always had one up every year at my parent's. My mom made one when she was in her early 20's at a ceramics class and I just love the nostalgia that comes with them. I'm going to try and find a ceramics class this year so I can make one for our home. I love tradition! 

 The trailer for Dolittle came out and it looks SO good. I can't wait to go see it. 

Listening: I keep adding to my fall playlist- it's really good and has a lot of upbeat songs! 

 'Tis the season to want everything, ugh!! There are so many fun winter and holiday pieces out right now! I found these gorgeous Frye boots over 50% off. They are such a classic style and Frye is such a high-quality brand! Speaking of classics, this pajama set is about as timeless as you get and they are on major sale (under $40). It would make for a great holiday gift or perfect if you are into matching pajamas for the holidays! 

Pittsburgh-ing: On Tuesday night, I went out to dinner with some girlfriends. We went to Alta Via in Fox Chapel and it was SO good. Seriously, I am already planning on going back. It's Italian food which is phenomenal but on top of that, the interior design is drool-worthy. Definitely a gem in Pittsburgh. The Trig Point cabernet that we got was excellent, too. It was full-bodied, dry, and easy to drink- I am going to try and find it in the state store and snag a few bottles! 

Quoting: 'The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.' - Wendell Wilkie// See more of my favorites, here. 


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Mariah Rickard said...

I feel this whole no weekend thing! I'm right there with you, booked all the way into December. Seems somewhat daunting for my homebody self.


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